The olive fairy book


The olive fairy book

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The olive fairy book / edited by Andrew Lang ; with eight coloured plates and with numerous illustrations by H.J. Ford



The fairy book series
Bound in pictorial cloth binding signed H.J.F. Twenty-nine tales from the folklore of Turkey, India, Denmark, Armenia, and the Sudan
Part of the Lindsay Shaw Collection

Table Of Contents

Madschun - The blue parrot - Geirlaug the king's daughter - The story of Little King Loc - 'A long-bow story' - Jackal or tiger? - The comb and the collar - The Thanksgiving of the Wazir - Samba the coward - Kupti and Imani - The strange adventures of Little Maia - Diamond cut diamond - The Green Knight - The five wise words of the guru - The golden-headed fish - Dorani - The satin surgeon - The billy goat and the king - The story of Zoulvisia - Grasp all, lose all - The fate of the turtle - The snake prince - The prince and princess in the forest - The clever weaver - The boy who found fear at last - He wins who waits - The steel cane - The punishment of the fairy Gangana - The silent princess


Held by Monash University Library's Rare Books Collection. Find this item in the Library catalogue.




336 pages, 8 leaves of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 19 cm


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Lang, Andrew, 1844 - 1912 and Ford, Henry Justice, 1860 - 1941, “The olive fairy book,” Monash Collections Online, accessed May 26, 2024,

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